When we first started drinking whisky many years ago, we did a blind tasting of all the whisky that we had to see what we liked best. Luke's favorite was the Glenfiddich 12 and Devin's was the Macallan 12. Today we take a journey back in time and revisit these two historic whiskies from our past. Whether you are just getting started on your whisky journey or looking for an affordable, quality whisky, Glenfiddich 12 and Macallan 12 are two great options for you.
Glenfiddich is a private, family owned distillery. They have 28 stills and sell over a million cases a year, and that's because it's good stuff. The 12 year is very affordable and Luke used to prefer it to the 15 or 18 year. The taste is light and fruity, slightly sweet, a hint of oak, and very approachable for new scotch whisky drinkers.
The Macallan 12
The Macallan 12 is great because The is part of the name. They are another big whisky producer and owned by the Edrington Group. The Macallan 12 is a little bit more expensive, but it is a little bit fuller bodied than the Glenfiddich 12. You get a lot more flavors and complexity in this one, a little vanilla, a little sweet and spicy.
After revisiting these two old favorites, we think the Macallan 12 is the slightly better whisky, which might be why it costs a little bit more. The Glenfiddich is still good, but when compared to the Macallan, it's got a little bit less going on.